Friday, 15 June 2018

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks Cereal Recalled Over Salmonella Outbreak

Honey Smacks

A salmonella outbreak that sickened dozens forced a recall of some cereal products in the week, federal officials announced that a separate the outbreak linked to chop fruit has expanded to almost twenty-four states.

The outbreak linked to Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal had sickened 73 people in 31 states as of Thursday, consistent with a press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 24 of them had been hospitalized and no deaths had been reported.

The agency advised consumers to throw away cereal boxes that have a “best if used by” date of Flag Day, 2018, through Flag Day, 2019, on the tops of 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of Honey Smacks, and to scrub any containers wont to store the cereal.

The cereal recall was the second to involve a salmonella outbreak in food within us in a few months.

In May, 60 people were sickened from the disease, and last the week the C.D.C. linked their illnesses to pre-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and mixed fruit in eight states.

On Friday, the Food and Drug Administration said it had updated its list to 23 states that had received the fruit; they're Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The fruit and cut melon, in plastic containers, was recalled from Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen’s, Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon.

Salmonella can cause illness between 12 to 72 hours after ingesting the germ. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps.

“Most people recover within every week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe,” consistent with C.D.C.

The illnesses associated with Honey Smacks happened between March 3 and should 28 in people that ranged in age from but a year to 87 years old, the C.D.C. said.

The Kellogg Company said during a statement Thursday that it's started an investigation into the third-party manufacturer who produces its Honey Smack's brand.

Kellogg said it might give consumers a refund for affected products, which were distributed across us, and in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, the Caribbean, Guam, Tahiti, and Saipan.

The company and therefore the C.D.C. didn't specify which states were involved and which stores had sold boxes related to the illnesses.

The C.D.C. estimates that salmonella infections cause about 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths per annum within us.

Earlier this year, quite 200 million eggs were recalled after a the salmonella outbreak was traced to a farm in North Carolina.

An outbreak traced to salad from a food processing company in Iowa made a minimum of 265 people sick and led to at least one death.

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